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Compiz is a compositing manager adding fancy effects to your windows, from drop shadows to awesome desktop effects like the Desktop Cube or the Expo view.

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What is Compiz?

Compiz and Compiz Fusion are merging and are now known as Compiz. Compiz is a compositing window manager. It has a flexible plugin interface which allows developers to use it for many different tasks. Compiz Fusion is the result of a merge between the well-known Beryl composite window manager and Compiz Extras, a community set of improvements to the Compiz composite window manager. Compiz Fusion aims to provide an easy and fun-to-use windowed environment, allowing use of the graphics hardware to render each individual window and the entire screen, to provide some impressive effects, speed and usefulness.

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  • Developed byCompiz
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives28 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, openSUSE, Pardus, Sabayon, Ubuntu

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